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Michael D. Green

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

Michael Green is counsel in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Environment, Land & Resources Department. His practice focuses on a range of Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) matters, particularly in the context of transactional work. He has experience in environmental litigation and the management of environmental risks.


Mr. Green’s representative transactions include advising:

  • Onex Corporation on the EHS aspects of its €3.75 billion acquisition of SIG Combibloc Group AG, the second largest provider of aseptic carton packaging globally 
  • SABIC on the acquisition of Huntsman’s UK petrochemicals business and providing ongoing support to SABIC across a range of EHS issues
  • Global financial institutions on a range of EHS regulatory issues, particularly complaints made under the OECD Multinational Guidelines, the transboundary movement of waste and lender liability concerns
  • A leading chemical company on its complex infrastructure and energy contractual arrangements, including devising a litigation strategy to exit those arrangements
  • On the mitigation of potential fines under the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme as a result of under-reporting allowances
  • A consortium, including Royal Vopak, Shell, and Greenergy, in relation to its joint venture and acquisition of the former Coryton refinery*
  • Trafigura Limited and Trafigura Beheer B.V. on the high-profile personal injury claim by more than 30,000 claimants from the Ivory Coast – one of the largest pieces of environmental litigation ever brought before a UK court*
  • WSP Environmental on the first completed Active Transfer deal in the UK. This ground-breaking scheme involved liability transfer, whereby WSP Environmental took on the obligation to remediate the site being sold, thereby enabling the sale and redevelopment of a 500,000 sq ft former Kodak facility* 
  • GE on its contribution to the consortium that acquired London City Airport, working closely with the GE risk teams to satisfy their internal requirements and the risks for the consortium* 
  • Sime Darby London Limited in connection with the environmental management of certain land holdings and redevelopment of a significant part*

*Matter completed prior to joining Latham & Watkins

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